New York Magazine.
Corporal punishment is in the news this week, as a New York court decided that a father had not abused his son by spanking him, reversing an earlier ruling, according to the New York Daily News. Quick parenting tip from Science of Us: Just because a court says something is technically okay doesn’t mean you should do it. READ MORE
Over the past few months critics have warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a cunning strategist and the mastermind of a dangerous new foreign policy. He is playing the long game, they say, making moves in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine as part of a program to undermine the post-Cold War order while western leaders scramble without purpose. These fears are unwarranted. Putin may be a ruthless commander, but he is a second-rate strategist. READ MORE
New York Times.
…..“If you’re wildcatting for geothermal, Africa really is one of those parts of the world where we seem to be going to,” said Maria Richards, coordinator of the geothermal laboratory at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. READ MORE
WFFA: All this week, we’ve been continuing the conversation about the border crisis. We’ve tried to give perspective on all sides of what is happening.
Today’s topic: Are these children immigrants or refugees? And why does it matter?
Dr. Faith Nibbs is an expert in forced migration and a professor at SMU. She joined Shelly Slater on News 8 at 4 with some answers. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
Dallas Morning News- Sophomore, English and Biology major, Katherine Mejia volunteers for Dallas-based Citysquares food-on-the-move program to combat summer hunger. READ MORE
WFAA- Rick Halperin, a human rights expert at SMU, says the only legitimate reason is fear of repression by your own government.
“But even if it’s one person who reaches this country, this country has a legal and moral obligation to help that person and not send him or her back to the origin of his or her country where they faced repression or death,” Halperin said. READ MORE
USA TODAY- “The first question is whether or not U.S. interests have changed at all in the last 24 hours,” said Joshua Rovner, a professor at Southern Methodist University. “It’s been a terrible day, but it’s not clear to me that the U.S. interests are any different than they were the day before.” READ MORE
Skeletons of war dead from 11,000 BC go on show at the British Museum
The remains, displaying breaks and slash marks of violent death, were found in a cemetery on the banks of the Nile river. READ MORE
From the 1940s through the 1970s, Lon Tinkle was a brilliant presence in the Texas Institute of Letters as well as on the Texas and Southwestern literary scene. It’s no stretch to say the national literary scene, too. READ MORE HERE
The Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies and Tec de Monterrey are collaborating on two research projects concerning tobacco smoking policies in Mexico. The research is being conducted by ten Monterrey Tech students under the direction of Professor Jorge Ibarra Salazar, Visiting Associate Professor at SMU and Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Tec de Monterrey, Professor Raymundo Rodríguez from Monterrey Tech, and Professor Thomas B. Fomby, Director of the Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies. The two research topics under investigation are “Advertising Regulation in the Mexican Tobacco Industry and its Impact on Tobacco-related Morbidity” and “The Effect of Packing Regulation Over Tobacco-related Morbidity in Mexico.” READ MORE HERE